A "Celebrating Seniors Week" special event! See "The Garbo, The Musical," an original one-woman musical on the enigmatic Swedish film star, Greta Garbo (1905-1990) by Jillann Gabrielle. Considered by many the greatest film actress of all time, Greta Garbo's image was that of androgynous glamour. A world-wide phenomenon, she shunned the limelight.
"Enjoy a memorable evening of jazz" with songs from the Great American Songbook with the baritone balladeer and jazz vocalist Pharlis James, pianist Bobby Schiff and bassist Jim Cox. This trio will bring back the songs of Tony Bennett, Johnny Mathis, Frank Sinatra, Nat "King" Cole, Bobby Darin and many more. In addition to his fine singing voice, James has performed as a poet, stage actor and DJ at clubs across the Midwestern states for more than 30 years.
This is a special Money Smart Week program.
Oak Park Concert Chorale Director Paul Lindblad will host a two-part Early Music Choral Fest for singers who are interested in the experience of singing madrigals, canons, and other early choral music. No experience required. A short public performance in the library will take place at the end of the two sessions. Session 1 from 10 a.m. to Noon. Session 2 from 1-3 p.m.
Astonished audiences often ask Kenny White after a live
performance, "How come I've never heard of you?" when in fact, the pianist,
singer/songwriter, producer and arranger has been very well known in the
NYC recording scene for decades. He comes to the world of the touring
Design. Play. Compose. Learn the ins and outs of creating beats and electronic music! Make your own instruments and production tools in this hands-on monthly workshop for teens age 12+ and adults.
Build a midi controller, design sounds using synthesizers and samples from nature, compose and perform songs from scratch, and more! No experience necessary. Tools and supplies will be provided.
Let's celebrate Poland, one of many cultures represented in the library's new Multicultural Collection.
Lajkonik Song and Dance Ensemble will share a vibrant and colorful performance of national and regional Polish dances, and then showcase Polish costumes and winter holiday traditions.
The Latin world beats of this musical group's range of influences includes reggae, salsa, cumbia and merengue. Come experience the energy and fun with us as we celebrate with this eclectic blend of music and original songs.
With a voice
impressive for both its power and intimacy, Claudia Nygaard delivers songs that are heartfelt, humorous,
scrappy, and sensual. And so are the stories in between them. She is a
captivating storyteller. Emotionally fearless, she shares her deepest sorrows
Find common hopes and dreams between people then and now. Seasoned storytellers Megan Wells and Amy Lowe share a "first-person musical narrative about coming to America." This immigrant story is woven with engaging memorable songs about the journey by boat, through storm, Lady Liberty, doctors at the dock, the anxious processing at Ellis Island, detention in the hospital and reunited families.